Welcome to Point Blank MMA Gym


Welcome to the Point Blank Gym website. We specialise in Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. If you’re interested in receiving information on our classes, or have a specific question about what we do then please call, email or fill out the contact form location here.

We offer a 14 day, no obligation FREE TRIAL of our beginners classes. To sign up just get in touch and arrange to call down to one of the sessions.

In the links on the menu above you’ll find information on the classes we run. If you scroll down you will be able to read our regular updates on what’s happening in the gym.

We specialise in beginner friendly training, and consider  ourselves Galway’s number 1 location for learning functional martial arts.

New beginner MMA/BJJ course starting January 6th

We’re delighted to announce that we will have a brand new round of dedicated beginner classes starting in Point Blank Gym in the New Year from Monday January 6th. We are running a 14 day free trial, so you can call down and try out some classes at no cost.

Coach Tim Murphy applying an armbar

Coach Tim Murphy applying an armbar

These classes can be used as either a stand-alone course for those interesting in learning something new or adding to their skills, or as an introduction to further training in Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. These classes will be running every Monday and Thursday at 7pm and focus on the fundamentals of MMA -  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wrestling and kickboxing.

Ksenia working the pads with Coach Gary Jennings

Ksenia working the pads with Coach Gary Jennings

These classes are suitable for teenagers and adults, regardless of your current fitness level. Training at Point Blank is a fun, enjoyable experience. You will learn new skills, get stronger and fitter and be part of a team of people all committed to doing the same. Remember, you don’t need to be fit to join; getting you in shape is our job!

Learn more about the Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals program by click here.



The first 5 registrants to sign up and pay their first monthly fee will receive a FREE Point Blank Gym tshirt. Sign up by mailing info@pointblankgym.com or calling 087-6962819

Xmas promotions at Point Blank

After our end of year seminar, BJJ Revolution black belt Fergal Quinlan awarded new belts to a few of our members. After winning the World and European Championships at purple belt, head coach Tim Murphy was promoted to brown belt. Liadain O’Driscoll and Conor Donaghy were both promoted to blue belt. Liadain and Conor are two of the most consistent and hard working athletes in the gym, well done to both, well earned. Special mention also to Garry Jennings and Paul Hickey, both are now 4-stripe blue belts.


Special thanks to all the made the effort to attend the seminar. Some amazing details shown and we look forward to having Norbi and Fergal back again soon.

Christmas closing times

Point Blank will close for Christmas on Friday 20th of December and re-open on Monday 6th of January.

Lots of training going on between now and then though with beginners, MMA and BJJ classes all running. Also, don’t forget about of end of year seminar and grading which will take place on Sunday the 15th at 10am. All welcome.

Tim Murphy Wins Gold at the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championship in California

Point Blank head coach Tim Murphy has become the first Irishman to win a gold medal in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world championship. In a dramatic finale, Murphy was able to come from behind to submit his opponent by applying a choke with less than a minute left in the scheduled seven minute match. Prior to the finals, Murphy won the quarter final by decision and the semi final by an arm lock submission.


After winning the gold, Murphy had the following to say: “I knew I was up against it in the final. He was a tough competitor and had a lot of supporters cheering him on. I’m just glad I was able to seize the opportunity when it presented itself and get the submission. It was quite a surreal moment after I had won. It took a little time to sink in.”

Hundreds of jiu jitsu practitioners from as far away as Argentina, Japan and Europe compete in the annual event at different belt levels. The event took place this past weekend in Long Beach, California, near Los Angeles, and was hosted by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation. The vast majority of gold medalists come from Brazil and the US. On representing Ireland, Murphy said, “There was a small group of Irish competitors at the event. All of the guys are serious BJJ competitors but still we knew we were up against it, the standard in all the divisions is so high at this level. It was an honour for me to bring back a gold medal and do my part in helping to promote this fantastic sport in Ireland”.

Murphy was accompanied to LA by his coach and fellow competitor, Black Belt Fergal Quinlan of County Clare. Fergal commented, “Tim’s performance was outstanding, particularly in the final where he had to come from behind to win. Tim won a gold at the European Championship earlier in the year but there was a big step in the level at the Worlds and he rose to the occasion. The standard of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Ireland is rising all the time and hopefully we will be bringing home a lot more international medals over the next few years”.

Point Blank offers classes in such disciplines as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA and wrestling. Team members range from hobbyists who train for fitness and self-defense to professional MMA competitors. Both men and women with ages ranging from teenagers to those in their 50’s count themselves as teammates. Point Blank has established a reputation for its friendly atmosphere and emphasis on training safely. According to Murphy, “We run dedicated beginners classes all year round. I would encourage anybody who wants to try out something new to come down and try one of our classes free of charge.”